New Hampshire Man Accused of Stabbing, Arson, Has Outbursts at Arraignment

A judge has set bail at $500,000 for a New Hampshire man charged with stabbing two people and setting fire to a church and two other buildings.

Twenty-seven-year-old Anthony Boisvert, of Lebanon, started yelling during his arraignment Tuesday in Lebanon District Court as the judge tried to set his bail.

"Maybe I could cut them up and eat them on a frying pan," Boisvert was heard saying about his family members, while appearing in court.

Boisvert was arrested Monday in connection with starting three fires, including one at the First Baptist Church in Lebanon on Dec. 28.

The 3-alarm fire started in the rear of the church on School Street and destroyed much of the building, according to fire officials.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital for a minor injury after slipping on ice.

A second fire was located at 68 Mascoma St. on Dec. 29.

Following an investigation, police identified Boisvert as a person of interest after the fires were deemed suspicious.

On Sunday night, police received a 911 call regarding a stabbing that occurred at the Boulder’s Condominium complex at 20 Wolf Rd.

The two victims, a 52-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman, suffered serious stab injuries and said Boisvert was their attacker who they said fled after stabbing them.

Boisvert was taken into custody a short time later.

Both stabbing victims are expected to survive.

Boisvert was arraigned on two counts of first-degree assault and three counts of arson. He appeared without a lawyer during his arraignment and filed paperwork seeking an attorney.

Authorities said charges could be upgraded to attempted murder.

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